Wanna know wax for the Oosik Classic ski Race? So does everybody! Toko rep Patrick McGownd says to have your tips and tails ready and stop by the waxing tent with him and the AMH crew for these tricky conditions. If you must wax yourself, apply a SUPER thin green klister binder and apply red klister and GENTLY cover with Toko yellow 2-3 layers. ... See MoreSee Less
Russ of the Recreation Area and Mark of the Park just completed their Matsu Borough grooming ops for the Oosik Classic. This evening the Denali Nordic Ski Club, lead by Arthur Mannix and Bill Barstow will groom the other 50% of the course beyond the Park trails. Another 6 inches of snow fell last night and intermittent snow squalls today. Conditions will be “slow” out on the course tomorrow which means more time out there skiing. Event participants should plan to be well hydrated prior to start so they can be slightly less reliant on feed stations. Lauri Stec, Race Director, is working extra hard to make sure Feed Stations will have what they need to support the 700 skiers signed up. Safe travels to all folks inbound to Talkeetna today and tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less
Fundraiser for the Daycare with coffee/bakery stand at the race start!Hold onto your ski hats! Here comes the busiest, most entertaining and fun weekend of the winter. We hope you'll visit the Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe whether you're a skier or not! Extended hours and lots of tasty options to fill your belly including our bakery stand/fundraiser for Sunshine Station Child Care Center at the race start. WEEKEND HOURS: Friday, March 16, 8am-9pm, Pizza 4-9pm Sat, March 17, 8am-9pm, Pizza 3-9pm Sat, March 17, Bakery/Coffee Stand at the Start Line, 9am-1pm Sunday, March 18, 9am-4pm ... See MoreSee Less
Speaking of the Oosik... Look who I saw at the start of the Trio Fat Tire Bike Race yesterday. None other than master waxer Patrick McGownd! He was helping out with the race. And next week you can get your skis waxed by him at the Oosik Classic. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you, Laura. Kind words. It was good to see you on Main Street in Beautiful Downtown Talkeetna and I look forward to seeing you next weekend at the Oosik Classic.
Nice! Patrick is the man!
Laura, great recognition of Patrick McGownd for all his many years of Help and support in the Talkeetna community at both the Oosik and with the fat tire bike races.
Have Patrick and his crew wax your skis and make a 💰donation. All proceeds go to the DNSC Junior Nordic Program.
This years 50k Oosik trail goes to Herbie’s lake (thanks Laura for the correct name). It is new country for the Oosik and the TKA trail system. The lake has some islands and many arms. Real fun going around. Totally worth to check it out!
PowWow section line. Take a left (north) at the end (south goes to dipper). Take a right at the Herbie’s lake sign. The trail is a loop and brings you back 200 feet south of the sign. ... See MoreSee Less
The Oosik race course could use your help. Meet at noon on Sunday, March 11 (daylight savings time) at the Whigmi Road parking lot. No wax classic skis would be best with your favorite brush tools, (loopers, etc.) and a small shovel. This ski-in work party is headed up by Roger Robinson. ... See MoreSee Less
Snow, snow, and more snow! Oosik skiers please be advised we have received LOTS of snow in Talkeetna and the course may be softer than previous years. Put large baskets on your poles! See the special "Oosik Modification" employed by DNSC member and former UAF Ski Coach Paul Beberg.